Harviestoun Ola Dubh (16 Year Old)

Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, the rest with genuine provenance. Ola Dubh will initially be available in three different expressions; the initial release will be of small batches aged in casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 12 Year Old, Highland Park 16 Year Old and Highland Park 30 Year Old. Further variants are planned for the future. Ola Dubh is, in the words of beer afficionado Owen D.L. Barstow: “The most interesting new British beer I have tried in years.”

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19Michi38 (186) - Cracow, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Różnice między 12-stką subtelne. W zapachu bardziej wyraźna beczka. W zapachu bardziej kwaśne, goryczka troszkę wyższa, posmak bardziej palony.

wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma malts chocolate coffee oak spicy caramel and porto flavor malts chocolate dark fruits coffee dried fruits oak caramel spicy and some bitterness

Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle from Voldby. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, whiskey notes, dark fruits. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Light bitter finish.

zvsn (2059) - ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of oak, peat, iodine, chocolate, port wine, whiskey. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, caramel, peat, wood, moderate bitterness. Full-bodied, oily. Really good.

rayaron (1784) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsns place. Thanks keremk. Deep brownish-amber with beige head. The aroma has some peat, whiskey, ink, alcoholic and smoked. Bitterish flavor, alcoholic with notes of ink, peat, quite oily, wood, some smokiness, alcohol warmth in the finish. Full-bodied.

MrOrla (3054) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, Barrel, deep toffee, tar, loads whisky, smoke - peat?, notes of bandaid. Heavy sweet, loads of dry barrel, smoke, vinous, dried fruits, phenolic like smoke, bandaid.

OminouSC2 (647) - Mora, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
Black color, small brown head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, wood, whisky, chocolate, cream, vanilla and dates. Taste of caramel, dates, wood, whisky, malt, chocolate, syrup and dried figs. Sweet and balanced.

jooilakon (122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 Bottle 330 ml from an Amazon order. Light brown/beige head and black body. Well rounded taste with roasted coffee, caramel and smoky whisky. Rich.

msbernac (2553) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle Aroma-caramel, whiskey Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

sinfull (1632) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Black color. Thin , brown head. Malt , milk chocolate and whiskey in aroma. Taste follows. Roasted bitterness at the end. Warming finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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